One of the most exciting punk records to come out of the already-impressive LA punk scene in some time. The Dark are clearly very influenced by Japanese hardcore, but not same, tired Mobs/Zouo-rehashing we’ve been hearing for a few years now. Instead, this runs the gamut of the, dare I say, darker side 1980s Japanese hardcore. This is definitely one of the most inspired hardcore punk records I’ve heard this year. Highly recommended!